The Top Eyewear and Sunglasses Trends for 2019

If there’s one thing that all style mavens have in common – on point eyewear is the first common denominator that comes to mind. At least, for us anyway. Maybe street style stars love wearing sunnies because it means they can judge other people’s outfits in secret, or maybe it simply ups their mysterious allure … we’ll never know.

What we do know, now that fashion month is coming to a close, is what these “it-girls” will be wearing next year on their faces. As with the rest of the fashion world, there seems to be a general feeling of anything goes, but we’ve narrowed it down to the most innovative eyewear and sunglasses trends for 2019!

Red

Whether its a red frame or red lense (or both!), the bold colour of love found its way onto opthalmic frames and sunnies alike this year. If your wardrobe is full of neutrals this is a great accessory to add a pop of personality, or go “more is more” and pair these with a red ensemble like at Self-Portrait.

Photo @ tag-walk.com

Visor

80’s sport – but make it fashion. Whether mirrored, oversized, shield-style or colourful, there was plenty of of Terminator-inspired eyewear that sports enthusiasts can likely relate to. These architectural sunnies from Stella McCartney are sure to make a splash at your first pool party this season.

Micro Cateye

If you’re on Instagram, then you’ve seen the micro cat eye. The likes of Kendall Jenner and Rihanna made this style popular, and it doesn’t hurt that they looked so prim paired with plaid on Fashion East’s runway. This major 90’s inspired trend will continue for the rest of 2019.

Geometric

Possibly our favourite category because it is so broad and can suit so many face shapes and style personalities, bold geometric frames were seen on ophthalmic and sunglass frames. From big hearts at Balenciaga to acetate squares at Halpern, no shape is off limits.

Which of these avant-garde trends can you see yourself wearing? While we love these high fashion trends, we love to see how our brands and suppliers put their own spin on them. Our amazing opticians have a keen eye (pun totally intended!) and are always bringing in fresh new styles that are wearable and on trend. Come visit the store to try some on for size, we’d love to set you up with some fashionable frames!

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